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    < TruckOSaurus posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    This new avatar is unsettling after so many years seeing you as Mega Man.

    It's just a temporary thing. I decided to do an 8-bit MM-style Iron Man after seeing Endgame.

    I actually did something similar before. Around the time Halo 5 came out, I had an 8-bit MM-style Master Chief avatar for a few weeks.

    on 17 May 2019

    I appreciate your presence on this site.


    on 23 October 2018

    Yep. Keep up the great work.

    on 23 October 2018

    < Wright posted something on Shadow1980's wall:


    You are a rockstar :)

    < Wright posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    If you're mentally exhausted, you're free to come over here and get some beer, y'know. Don't push yourself too hard.

    Spain is too far away from South Carolina, and I don't like beer. Thanks for the offer, though.

    on 10 September 2018

    < Marth posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    Hi Shadow.

    How are you? Hopefully you had time to take more care of yourself.

    I wanted to talk about the amazon thread. I completely understand your reasons to discontinue them.

    So I wanted to ask if I can create a successor or continue the thread instead?

    I put a lot of work into my program that tracks the amazon lists and even want to expand it a bit more. Stuff like adding other countries. While amazon is not a good indicator for the US atm I still have hope that the situation will be resolved. Also in the future I would like to create a global amazon trend indicator.

    So maybe I can take over the amazon thread so you dont have to stress about it anymore.

    Looking forward to an answer.

    Best regards,


    Sure. I've completely lost interest. The first of the month came and went, and the fact that I hadn't put the July thread up didn't even enter my mind, even though two years ago I was on the ball, mindful of the start of a new month, and regular with the updates. Not so much anymore. Especially now that Amazon's predictive capabilities are now essentially over.

    Regarding my mental state, I'm not really depressed. Just exhausted and frustrated. It's just one thing after another these past couple of months for stuff around the house with things breaking or pests invading. So, whenever I have any free time that doesn't involve having to take care of a bunch of shit, I just don't do much of anything that takes any effort. I just want to chill out and enjoy mostly passive entertainment, and anything active I keep simple. I did have a good long break last week, but this week has been non-stop and I'm right back to being exhausted. I guess having no energy is part of getting old.

    on 05 July 2018

    Things change over time. Thank you for the work you have put into all of these threads! I've been visiting them even before I joined VGC.

    Still wishing you all the best, that the amount of stress you have gets to a more reasonable level soon. And you are not that old yet if your age in VGC is accurate :D

    Also is that blog in your sig that project you have been talking about? Its an amazing read! Writing this must have taken a lot of time.

    on 05 July 2018

    < KazumaKiryu posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    hello. how are you today ? hope good. i dont understand one thing.. the amazonUSA-bestsellerCharts are wrong, because Sony and AmazonUSA have a dispute for many weeks. AmazonUSA no longer sells new PS4 consoles!!, including PS4 Exclusive Games - produced directly by Sony! And there are no pre-orders for Sony games possible."That is the reason = "no sony console-games producs" ect in the bestseller. Its only amazon.com (usa), A bad situation and strange. Would not it be fair if the thread got another name? People always wonder why the charts look like this. I heard that AmazonUSA will not sell new PS4 consoles in the future, so the bestseller-charts are false / not fair in my opinion. PS: Wish you a great E3 : )

    These issues have been discussed in the threads already. I have considered disestablishing the Amazon threads after this year if the issue doesn't resolve itself.

    on 09 June 2018

    < Kerotan posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    Why did you stop putting the regional amazon charts into the OP?

    < VGPolyglot posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    Thanks for accepting You put a lot of work into your threads!

    Thanks. All that work collecting data and making charts has had a larger purpose, with a large sales-related article more or less summarizing my arguments about why consoles sell what they do and going on a gen-by-gen breakdown showing how various factors figured into the sales. I started it four years ago, but with the start of a new generation and everything I kept putting it off and rewriting various parts to keep it up to date. However, I'm almost done. I just have to finalize some charts and that'll be it. I'll probably be done within the next couple of weeks.

    on 20 March 2018

    So, does that mean you won't be doing them anymore after that?

    on 20 March 2018

    Oh, I will. There's always more data and therefore more charts. That article will never be finished until I get sick of updating it, either. I plan on updating it once a year as long as we keep getting sales figures.

    on 20 March 2018

    Ah, that's a relief!

    on 20 March 2018

    < Shadow1980 updated his status:

    The Great Sales Project is almost done! Just need to finish some charts.

    < Shadow1980 updated his status:

    The Great Sales Project is almost done! All the writing and spreadsheet work is done. I just need to annotate a bunch of charts and finally finish this thing I started in July 2014. I'll probably be done by the end of the month, time allowing.

    < Mr.GameCrazy posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    Welp, that SW thread has been locked.

    Good. I have never seen so much petulant negativity directed to a film before. The RT user average is just a result of internet douchebaggery, and I'm sick of hearing hate from the anti-TLJ circlejerk.

    on 09 January 2018

    < zorg1000 posted something on Shadow1980's wall:


    Can you please show this man the graphs you have that show launching during the holidays is a huge advantage for launches aligned comparisons?

    What's the specific post? I'm not sure if I'm on the same posts-per-page setting as you.

    on 15 November 2017

    Sorry having a hard time posting links, i think if you just make a stand alone post it will be seen

    on 16 November 2017

    I think I see the posts you were talking about. Intrinsic and quickrick, right?

    on 16 November 2017


    on 16 November 2017

    < DroidKnight posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    Hope I'm not bothering you, but on the Amazon bestsellers lists, is there an exact time of day that the monthly and yearly lists reset? and if so what time is it?

    I'm not sure if there's an exact time of day, but I think the monthly and yearly data updates daily, usually sometime between late morning and mid afternoon Eastern time.

    Which reminds me. I need to put the November thread up.

    on 01 November 2017

    < Wright posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    So how's your life going on these days?

    It's going. I'm a homeowner now. Mostly, I just work and lounge around the house when I'm not at work.

    on 24 August 2017

    < RolStoppable posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    Get them while they are up. Who knows if and when NPD tracks this down.


    lol, I had the same idea when I saw the post but I see that I'm late. GG Rol

    With the context :

    Good update for your charts Shadow !

    on 19 July 2017

    Thanks a bunch, dude! I appreciate it. Time to do some updates.

    on 19 July 2017

    < Nuvendil posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    Not going to get involved in that GameStop is dying, digital is the future thread because I know how futile reasoning with people on this issue is, but I just want to say props for pointing out the obvious flaws in such a future. People think publishers are crap now, wait until they can bend you over a barrel with no competition to check them.

    And so many people fail to grasp the concept of right of first purchase and that its absence is THE reason that all digital became the favored way of doing things on PC. That is a lovely benefit consoles have that people seem dead set to throw away.

    I'm personally happy to see the Switch maintain the physical medium but also make considerable strides towards restoring the "play now" convenience consoles built their empire on through advances (finally) in physical media.


    I've been nearly 100% physical for a while. I have not spent a single dime on digital for any title that is available at retail (I have several digital copies I got for free as a promo or gift), and I've even been reluctant to spend money on smaller digital titles. Aside from the occasional Virtual Console purchase, the last digital titles I bought were Perfect Dark HD and Mega Man 10, and that was in 2010. I'll probably make another exception this year for Sonic Mania and Ultra Street Fighter II, but that's it. I'm uncomfortable with spending any considerable amount of money on something I don't own.

    If console gaming ever goes full digital, then I'm out. The industry would no longer deserve my money. I'll still have at least seven console generations worth of content to enjoy.

    on 10 February 2017

    < Wright posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    Out of curiosity, who's your favourite IV character?

    Tough call. Cecil had his journey from Dark Knight of Baron to a paladin, plus he's an alien. Kain is a fucking dragoon with awesome armor. Rosa is in many ways the backbone and moral compass of the team. Rydia grows from a timid child to a woman of war who commands powerful black magic and titanic beasts of destruction (and a Chocobo!). Golbez is a Vader-esque character who starts off evil but redeems himself in the end. Even Rubicante demonstrates that he isn't the typical villain, and despite working for Golbez (and by extension Zemus) he still is an honorable character that still possesses some scruples.

    on 05 February 2017

    What, no love for Yang? :P

    on 05 February 2017


    on 05 February 2017

    While I think Cecil is probably my favourite character - he's one of the best, most daring videogame characters ever conceived from a subversive narrative point of view, and his quest for redemption is both touching and tragic -, I've always had a soft spot for Yang. He's a pillar of support for the party, strong and determinated, and willing to sacrifice himself to save them all. Even if he later gets relegated to a lesser narrative plane, he still remains among my favourite Monk-based characters of the whole franchise, and probably one of the greatest non-main party members too.

    on 05 February 2017

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    < tak13 posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    Hey my beloved shadow!

    I have to ask you something, because as an I expert you are, I feel that you will probably illuminate me

    I'm from Greece and live there, if I purchase a wii u from amazon.us for example, this will be tracked to American sales number or European/Greek?

    Even if you don't know, what do you think?

    That's actually a really good question. I'm not sure. I would assume since the system is being bought from a retailer in the U.S., it counts toward U.S. sales figures.

    on 15 December 2016

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